Posts have been few and far between the last few months because I need some new spots to shoot. I can’t keep posting Rose Garden flowers, and Lighthouse sunsets, Settlers’ Watch carvings, and backyard stuff. The weather has been more conducive to shooting on my days off now, and I needed to find a new spot. I’d seen the arboretum pop up on the map a few times, and I put it on the to-do list.
Some landmarks and objects just scream “HDR me!!” when I look at them.
There are paths that meander around the reservoir, and branch off in different directions. The sounds of nature are really enjoyable. Nature biting and buzzing your ears? Not so much.
I pass this bridge on my way to and from work. I’ve been wanting to shoot it for a looooong time now. I was out that way on May 3, and knew from the time I left the house that I was stopping by. This bridge has been screaming “HDR Me!!!” and I got my chance. I tried a couple different settings on Photoshop. Other photogs like really “overprocessing” the shot, bringing out a ton of color and making it look not-so realistic. I’m kinda weird in that I like going for the most realistic shot I can get. The last one was a “preset” favored by one of the designers of the program. So, I tried that one .